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This model doesn’t seem to work, now what do we do?

Kosovo, January 2014 The beginning of a new year offers the opportunity to take stock of the past, reflect on the current and look forward. Here follows a mix of anecdotes and facts, a snapshot of the current situation in … Continue reading

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Why food is so expensive in Kosovo?

Food and beverage prices in Bulgaria are half of what they are in Kosovo. Whoever has been skiing in Bansko or studying at the university in Blagoevgrad knows that the lower prices are not a consequence of Bulgaria being a … Continue reading

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One citizen’s struggle against illegal construction in post-conflict Kosovo

Meet Valdet Osmani, President of the Architect Association in Kosovo. The current construction boom is resulting in over-crowded and sub-standard living areas all over Pristina. Developers’ greed and institutions’ inability to enforce construction regulations are the main causes.  Valdet Osmani, … Continue reading

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Hats off to Pristina’s unseen heroes – the Garbage collectors

We may not give them much thought. In fact, we may resent them as their truck blocks the road for a minute or two. They are the city garbage collectors, and looking at the amount of garbage we produce and … Continue reading

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Exploring ‘Parkut të Qytetit’, Pristina’s forgotten park

Anyone living in Pristina will know that walking in the city is risky business. Cars parked on the sidewalks forces pedestrians into the streets, where we are at the mercy of some unpredictable driving habits. We escape to Germia park … Continue reading

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